The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats - Words and Music - 2012

by Russ Borris
John Darnielle photo by D.L. Anderson

It's no secret that John Darnielle—the man behind The Mountain Goats—has been one of the most impressive and consistent songwriters over the last decade and a half. JD also happens to be a tremendous conversationalist and an engaging interview. When John returned to FUV for a solo session, I asked him about the somewhat quick, 18-month turnaround between All Eternals Deck and the new album, Transcendental Youth. In his mind, writing a song a month isn't asking a lot and if he can't do that, maybe he needs to do something else. Thankfully, he keeps going.

The Mountain Goats- Words and Music- 2011

by Russ Borris
Photo By Steven Dewall
John Darnielle, the only constant member of the ever-rotating cast of The Mountain Goats makes his first visit to WFUV to promote his 18th album-- or third if you ask him. A fresh start and a slow recording process led to 'All Eternals Deck,' one of the only albums you can still buy on cassette. Russ Borris sits down for a conversation and performance with The Mountain Goats. [2/24/11]